Friday, March 1, 2013

Montmartre - être un observateur



Two café chairs...
one for sitting, and the other for...


Just outside the café on the warm terrace, 
this young man watched the pedestrians taking a Sunday stroll.

Was he waiting for a friend, for a sweetheart?  We will never know.




Le Relais de la Butte
Rue Ravignan et Rue des 3 Frères
Montmartre
75018 Paris
 
 
This is my entry for City Daily Photo Bloggers March theme day, "café chairs
and what better place to find them than in Paris!  
Click HERE to see café chairs featured by bloggers from around the world.
 
 

38 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm going to say a sweetheart Genie, it's Paris after all, so romantic oui.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

He looks very happy, I am thinking sweetheart..
Beautiful photo Genie.

Jim said...

Too cool.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

His girl friend went to freshen up !

Ann said...

Hmmm... I do that all the time
one chair for sitting
the other for leaning
and a place to put my bag.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, sweetheart -- either his or he's hoping to attract one! Love it! Have a great weekend, Genie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Joe said...

Hmmm. The casual position, relaxed into the shoulders with one arm resting yet securing the second chair. The slightly eager gaze to the right with perhaps the hint of a grin suggest a touch of anticipation. The sunglasses combined with the slightly formal jack hanging on the back of the chair suggest a man prepared for all occasions day or night. I think he is waiting for someone and wants to impress. J.

Malyss said...

A beautiful B&W, and so inspiring! I'd use it for a writing class!

M said...

Genie, the play of light in this photo is beautiful. It looks like he's on a stage in the center spotlight just waiting for the leading lady to make her entrance and take her place in the chair beside him. Love the windy hairdo, too!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful picture!I love his style! :)
Léia

martinealison said...

Peut-être une invitation... !!
Une belle photo ma chère Génie.
Gros bisous.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I want to be sitting there RIGHT NOW. One chair or two!

brattcat said...

you bring us right into the heart of the scene with this wonderful portrait.

brattcat said...

you bring us right into the heart of the scene with this wonderful portrait.

Tanya Breese said...

i love this one!

Janey and Co. said...

He looks relaxed and happy to be outside.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Just enjoying the sun I guess ;-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Paulita said...

Love the relaxed feeling of expectation.

Virginia said...

I thought it was a SHE! Love this shot.
V

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I love a photo into which our own thoughts can be projected...I'm thinking he is happy, he is, not waiting, he is just in the moment & very comfortable with that 2nd chair!

raf said...

A super take on the theme. Well done, Genie!

Daryl said...

parfait

SRQ said...

This is a terrific take on theme day, Genie. I really like the human element and how he's casaully leaning on the other chair.

Anne said...

perhaps saving the chair for someone who catches his eye...!

beatrice De said...

So manything happend there.

TheChieftess said...

Just basking in the sunshine!!!

Starman said...

Unlike your other commentors, I don't think he's waiting for anyone.

Jo said...

wonderful post for theme day, love it!
I am not sure he waiting for anyone as he is way too relaxed...

Alexa said...

Love that you did this in b/w. Very nice! Bon weekend, ma chère --

Jack said...

Interesting interpretation of the theme, Genie. I laughed when I noticed that there is a black rectangle lined up with his eyes . . . kind of like binoculars attached to his sunglasses.

Randy said...

I think he was waiting to have his photo taken.

wilf said...

Spot on to the theme...:)

Mary said...

What a perfect way to spend an afternoon. :) And my money is definitely on sweetheart!

Tamera said...

Very nice interpretation of the theme!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Like your choice for the theme day.

Vreni said...

He looks very relaxed... and cool.

Stan said...

A 'he'?! My first thought was that it was a 'she' [and, an attractive one at that]. LOL The vignette works very well with this image. Well done!

Babzy said...

belle illustration du thème :)